Songbyrd Music House has planned one hell of a hump day. Local supergroup The El Mansouris includes members of Cigarette and Young Rapids and draws inspiration for its unpredictable rhythms and emotional grooves from Deerhoof and The Dirty Projectors. New York’s Bueno released its new record, Illuminate Your Room, on Babe City Records in August to strong reviews. Narratively, it covers the course of a single day. Musically, it reaches all the way back to the ’70s and Lou Reed. Rounding out the lineup is the debut performance of Antonia, an avant-garde, ambient R&B artist who also plays in the local band DAIS. Read more >>> Bueno performs with The El Mansouris and Antonia at 8 p.m. at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe, 2477 18th St. NW. $10–$12. (202) 450-2917. songbyrddc.com. (Justin Weber)
Nick Farrell‘s cocktail list at Iron Gate is next level right now. Try the tiki-like “Pawpaw Don’t Preach” with pawpaw-infused Smith & Cross Rum, DCF Nocino, Giffard Creme de Banana, lime, and coconut ($14) or the “But Is It Organic?” with Greenhat Summer Gin, Capitoline Vermouth, and Lindera Farms Cherry Shrub ($13). Iron Gate Restaurant, 1734 N St. NW. (202) 524-5202. irongaterestaurantdc.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
After opening three major exhibitions on Friday, the National Gallery of Art offers one more new show, “Drawings for Paintings in the Age of Rembrandt,” a collection of Dutch landscapes and still lifes from the 17th century, in the West Building. 10 a.m. at 6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free.
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